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Poems that changed the World. Many of the poems in this book were written between 2000 and 2010 and reveal ideas, emotions and actions that changed many lives, forever. In our lifetime we arrive at many crossroads, sometimes, we wish we could go back and change the decisions we made in this moments, but sadly, we cannot. The decisions we made set of a chain of events and alas, in time, we find ourselves living the results of those events, and those decisions. This book contains some of the powerful pieces from that time, including a series of poems numbered One to Nine. Even now, the Poet states “when I read the lines of many of these poems, and see the images, and feel the emotions (again) I feel like they could crush me (and I think, perhaps they did). I hope, the poet states, that the poems in this - and the other books, let the reader know that they are not alone; that many of us have been, and still are traveling roads and experiencing journeys through life, through love, and more. With all the wear and tear that those events have had upon our hearts, our minds, and our even souls – those events and those people - travel with us still and remain our companions (both awake and asleep) upon the roads we travel still.
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About the Author
About the Author: The Uptown Poet Jeff Larson was born and raised in the Hiawatha Valley along the Mississippi River in Southern Minnesota. His childhood was spent in Wabasha MN before a move to Waseca MN, and later to Lake City MN. The family moved briefly to Loves Park/Rockford IL during his High School years then back to Lake City to come full circle. He obtained a B.A. in finance at Georgia State University, Followed by an MBA, and a Masters Certification in Adult Learning. He is a Certified Black Sash Sifu (Teacher) of Kung Fu&Qigong. and the Author of “The Power of Qigong”. He has written numerous articles for Inside Kung Fu magazine and is the producer of a Floating Monk Qigong DVD titled “Chi for Health” visit FloatingMonk.com to learn more. He was the fourth of thirteen children (and the second son) who grew up in a hardworking, humble family. The pictures in the book depict these early days and mirror the images of Norman Rockwell paintings. Life was simple and Carefree in those early (small town) times when families lived their lives and pursued their dreams and life on the whole was very, very good. The Poet wishes to recognize and remember everyone who was a part of those special times, his father, mother, sisters and brothers, grandparents, relatives and friends in the Winona MN, Wabasha MN, Kellogg MN and Nelson WI area, especially the Larson’s, Gander’s and Ever’s.